Friday, March 29, 2013

good friday

I know that this video has been circulating around for the past few months but I just rewatched it yesterday and it restored some motivation I had lost over the past few weeks.  Recently I sort of mislaid a little steam and maybe a little confidence on a goal I am working on.  This super cute kid's speech was just the kick in the pants I needed. 
Happy Easter (almost)!!  Kick this weekends butt like a boss bunny! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

life as of late

Sometimes I feel like our life is a whole mess or organized chaos.  Just a string of work, baby play, dinners, work outs, to-do lists, errands and house cleaning.  The past few weeks have been a lot of the usual and the weekends have been mostly weekending duties mixed with a minimum amount of actual fun.  It's officially spring but unofficially winter is lingering and it's basically sucking the life right out of me.  Good lawd, warmer days MUST be around the corner. 

Here are a boat load of pictures of our life (ok mostly Henry) as of late...
I made fried chicken and I didn't even burn the house down ya'll.
Dang my kid is cute.  How could I possibly have any cares in the world when I get to love on this guy everyday?

Monday, March 25, 2013

weekend inventory

This is the official return of making you all fully aware of our weekend shenanigans.  We actually had a really fun weekend so it seems worthy of an actual post this week.

Friday night DJ and I watched an awesome movie after Henry went to sleep.  Zero Dark Thirty.  So.Good.  I could have watched it all over again immediately following the first time.  It's the movie about how they caught Osama Bin Laden.  DJ and I couldn't stop talking about it.  He got up at 4am to go to the bathroom and when he got back into bed, we started talking about it all over again.  It's a must see.

Saturday, I let DJ sleep in and took Henry to our cousin's bridal shower.  He was so well behaved and such a trooper while all the ladies ooo-ed and ahhh-ed at him that we felt like a trip to the park was in order.  Henry and I picked up DJ and headed straight to the park.  This was Henry's first trip to the park.  He loved it!  He belly laughed the whole time he was swinging.  Talk about the cutest thing ever.  We ran around and made fools of ourselves.  I seriously can't wait to kick this nasty weather to the curb and take our babe to the park all the time this spring/summer.  I'll do anything he wants to hear that kid laugh.

Sunday we drove an hour to go to a tummy-toddler expo, that did not live up to the amount of hype they put behind it.  However we did get Henry fingerprinted and his picture taken with the Easter Bunny so I will go ahead and pretend it was not a wasted day.  I also got a super awesome new wrap for baby wearing my sweet boy. 
All together it was a really good weekend.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

5 months - bam!

Hank turned 5 months old on Saturday! Don't you feel like I just talked about Hank turning 4 months old?
Hank is this close to sitting up on his own.  I am dying for this milestone.  Right now though he just throws his little self right back if we don't hold on.  Not the safest of tricks, Mr. Hank.

He turns and looks when you say his name.  He really has quite the personality these days.  He has gained so much awareness.  He hears mine and his daddy's voices and turns to find us.  Even if we are in another room, he tries to find out where we are.

Nap times are getting shorter and sometimes the morning nap is non-existent.

Hank is way more interested in baby food than his bottle these days.  The boy does not miss meals, let me tell ya.  Peaches and squash (not mixed) are a fan favorite at this time.

We have been working on baby sign language and Henry now knows what the signs for "milk" and "sleep" are.  I'm really loving the idea of being able to communicate with him and for him to eventually be able to communicate back  his needs even before he can speak. 

Tummy time is no longer a time of cries and whines (I should rephrase, it's mostly not a time for cries and whines).  Now that Hank can roll himself over and push his chest off the ground he doesn't hate it as much.

Size 3 diapers and size 9 months (sometimes even 12 months) clothing. Geez.

Hank has a fascination with being able to hold things now.  Mostly his pacifier.  He has NOT even close mastered getting it back in his mouth accurately but he sure feels like a big boy pulling that thing out and then trying to get it back in.

I could probably go on and on, but those are some of the highlights.  We still are really enjoying the belly laughs and snuggles.  Those two things get better and better.  It's basically the best thing DJ and I have done in our entire lives.  Hank is our pride and joy times a million. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

raw and ruff-age

I'm just going to get right to the heart of the best part of my life right now and that was finding out that there is a raw juice bar open in downtown Plymouth.  I swear sometimes I truly feel like the universe speaks to me.  As part of my new years resolutions I made it a personal goal to do the blueprint cleanse.  I have been dying to try this cleanse for quite some time.  Probably something I saw on E! News, my go-to for all things celebrity gossip related.  So I tacked it on my resolution list, making sure that 2013 would be my year.  I've tried plenty of cleanses to date, but something about having the juice delivered to me, celebs that I love have done it and not having to buy 100lbs of veggies and fruits to juice myself just seems worth the dolla dolla bills ya'll.
green #1 / beet #1
Early last week I found out that my cousin got her blueprint cleanse!  Color me jealous.  I was all over her texting questions about it.  She gave me a blow of bad news though.  It doesn't taste good.  Crap.  Now I was really feeling hesitant about placing my own order.  I mean, if I'm going to spend the cash I had better be able to choke that stuff down.  I did a little interweb research and what-do-ya-know, Whole Foods sells the blueprint cleanse juices ala cart.  I can buy them and try them, before committing.  So. Stoked.  I planned to venture my rear end to Whole Foods over the weekend and try each flavor. 
pear & cayenne / carrot & coconut
Skip to last Thursday. I got home for lunch and while I was waiting for my protein shake to blend I browsed my Twitter feed.  Guess what?  DROUGHT was up and running for business.  Raw, fresh, organic juice and just a few blocks away from me!  Again, SO. STOKED.  More than stoked even.  I went the next morning and between the fresh juice and the Pearl Jam greatest hits cd playing, my Friday was off to the best possible start.  I spent the day spreading the word about Drought and my obsession grew to new heights.  I tried a few more flavors on Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the weekend regretting that I only bought two bottles.  Drought offers their own juice cleanse options and while I was there on Friday, one of the ladies working told me how, as a company, they all had done a 4 day cleanse.  On Sunday I ordered my own juice for a 4 day cleanse and yesterday was day one.  I don't know if I was just in the right mind set to start this cleanse or it's just that good, but I'm feeling so good and I have so much energy.  I could feel differently come Saturday so talk to me then.  Or maybe talk to me tonight when I go to the movies to finally see Les Miserables at the little theatre by my house and I can't get my absolute favorite movie snack...popcorn submerged in butter.  I know it's awful for you, but damn it I love it!  Now you can see why I need to cleanse on occasion. ;)

Friday, March 1, 2013

a post from handsome hank

Hey guys.  Happy Friday.  I'm super ready for some weekend time with my mommy and daddy.  They are the coolest.  Daddy has been doing this really silly thing lately where he pretends to eat my tummy and makes these funny noises.  That guy really cracks me up.
Anywho, yesterday night I was hanging out after my dinner bottle and mommy let me get in my jumper for some jumpin' time.  I realized real quick that I had a code brown situation, #2, poops, well, you get the idea.  So I jumped along and took care of my business.
Lots of grunts and a funky smell ensued fairly quickly as you can imagine.  Don't try to act like you don't know.
At the very same moment, both mommy and daddy looked down to see that my code brown had gone from bad to worse with a major blow out situation. 
The numero dos had runnith out my Pampers, down my leg and I was dancing around in my socks on a layer of...ok you get the idea.
Truthfully I just wanted to take a bath two days in a row.  Mommy and daddy treated it like a five alarm emergency.  I just laughed at them.  I won't even tell you what my weird dog Bella did.  Just thought you should all know how awesome I am.  I keep my parents on their toes.  Right when they think they have it all figured out, I throw them another new adventure.  I guess that's what makes me so loveable, memorable moments just like last night!